Hi, my name Samantha Barnes, or Sam for short, and I love radio. I am a local girl from Canton, MO, but was born in Brooklyn, New York (GO YANKEES). I guess you can say that my radio career, started with my high school band teacher, Mr. Berry, who introduced me to the wonderful world of music. I learned about all different genres from classical to blues and hip hop to pop. He’s the reason I fell in love with music. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University (GO BEARCATS), and started my journey into radio. And in my opinion, it is the coolest job ever.
Local Business Featured As a MUST Stop For The Family
Of course if you have kids in Quincy, you probably know this already.
Quincyan Takes to Facebook to Warn of Christmas ‘Grinches’
As I was scrolling through my Facebook last night, I was reminded that this may be the most wonderful time of the year, but there are still Grinch's out in the world.
Do You Prefer Real or Fake Christmas Trees?
I love everything about Christmas with the exception of one thing: REAL Christmas trees.
Parades, Holiday Crafts, and Santa Fun in the Quincy/Hannibal Area
There are so many event related to family holiday fun, its hard to keep track of. Here is a list of area events that you might want to add to your calendar.
Illinois’ Favorite Christmas Candy Is Not What I Expected
We all love it, and can't get enought of it. Candy. Not only candy, but Christmas Candy, we use it for gifts, and decorations on treats, and eat it of course. But which Christmas Candy is popular in each state?
Has Your Elf on the Shelf Made Its Debut Yet?
Christmas brings the smell of cookies, decorating the tree, jolly ol' Saint Nick, and the darn Elf on the Shelf.
At What Age Should Kids Learn The ‘Truth’ About Santa?
It's the question all parents treed water when asked. It's not my turn to figure out how I am going to explain the "truth," about one of the most iconic figures in the world.
I Have To Make a MAJOR Confession
As you all know, I love TV. I mean after a long day of work all I want to do is relax and catch up on my favorite TV shows, but there has been something getting in my way of that for the past week.
Where In Quincy Was Chris Sullivan?
Much like Where In The World is Carmen San Diego, Quincy was on high alert this past weekend for actor Chris Sullivan. You may know him as Toby on This Is Us (a.k.a Make Us Cry).
Stream Christmas Music All Month Long!
We here at Y101 have started to play some Christmas music throughout the day, but if you want even more, we can help with that.